British expats in Europe 'will be stripped of UK bank accounts in weeks' after ...

Tens of thousands of British expats in Europe 'will be stripped of their UK bank accounts and credit cards in weeks' after government failed to negotiate post Brexit rules British expats in Europe risk having their UK bank accounts closed due to Brexit Banks including Lloyds and Barclays have starting giving notice to customers Post-Brexit rules mean it will become illegal for UK banks to provide for British customers in the EU

Published: 14:28 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 14:30 BST, 20 September 2020

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Tens of thousands of British expats who live in Europe risk having their UK bank accounts closed 'in weeks' due to post-Brexit rules.

Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts are among a number of UK banks that have starting giving notice to expatriate customers to say they will close their accounts at 11pm on December 31. 

The end of the withdrawal agreement makes it a 'bureaucratic nightmare' for UK banks to provide for British customers in the EU post-Brexit, with many simply choosing to pull their services.  

Lloyds Bank confirmed it will be withdrawing services from Holland, Slovakia, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Portugal - a move that will affect 13,000 British customers [File image]

Lloyds Bank confirmed it will be withdrawing services from Holland, Slovakia, Germany, Ireland, and Portugal - a move that will affect 13,000 British customers [File image]

Banks are making their own decisions as to which EU countries to pull out of and which to continue operating in. 

Lloyds Bank confirmed to The Sunday Times that it will be withdrawing services from Holland, Slovakia, Germany, Ireland, and Portugal - in a move that will affect 13,000 British customers. 

The bank, which is Britain's biggest banking group, started writing to its customers living in these countries since August, telling them that their UK bank accounts would be shut on December 31.

Barclays also confirmed

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